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, the education department is taking action to make sure disabled school children are not shut out from school sports programs. nbc's chief education correspondent rehema ellis has that story. >> reporter: it was a big week for 13-year-old owen grosser. get in there. >> reporter: sinking not one but two three-pointers the first time he stepped out onto the court this season. owen, an eighth grader, has down syndrome. disabled students like him already have the right to participate in school sports but this week, the department of education released new guidelines on how to incorporate those students onto teams, something some cash-strapped schools have struggled with. >> we have needed more cooperation, more guidelines from the top. and we believe this is going to lead to some standardization and certainly more opportunity for these families and kids. >> reporter: some of the doe's suggestions are simple, a visual cue for hearing-impaired student who wants to run track, the elimination of the two-hand touch rule in swimming so a student with one arm can compete. but the recommendations also st
. but as she prepares to spend another four years at the white house, some critics suggest the harvard-educated lawyer should take on more policy-heavy goals. top advisers push back. >> well, there were policies behind the initiatives that she did. >> reporter: valerie jarrett says the first lady and you her staff are working on a new agenda. >> she really is very determined to make sure that they think it through thoroughly and that they don't just do one-off things. she wants to really make sure that it's thought out. >> reporter: ivillage chief correspondent kelly wallace covers michelle obama. >> she is obviously going to add other issues to her plate. i wouldn't be surprised if you hear her talking more about work/life balance. >> reporter: no matter what the first lady's new agenda holds, advisers say the role of mom-in-chief will always be her top priority. >> every day, i hope that i'm doing right by my girls. every day. >> reporter: malia is now 14 and sasha, 11. that means college applications and all the challenges that lie ahead. >> as i get a little bit older and as i have now so a
. >>> big news in the world of education. federal officials say the high school graduation rate is going up. the nationwide average climbed to just above 78% in 2010, the last year with numbers available. there's a lot of work yet to be done. but it's the highest it's been since 1974. the main reason, they say, fewer jobs out there to tempt young people to leave high school. >>> still ahead as we continue on a tuesday evening, a major breakthrough regarding a big worry for a lot of parents, a lot of athletes, detecting the damage done by concussions and what could happen then later in life. >>> then later on, why beyonce's fans along with millions of inauguration viewers are saying, say it ain't so. >>> as we mentioned, there's news tonight on the subject of concussions which are finally getting a lot more attention of late among athletes and among parents. up till now, there's been no good way to figure out how much damage has been done after a concussion exactly. but ucla researchers working with some former nfl players may have figured out the answer. our report from our chief medical ed
educator. she is now back among the folks she grew up with. giving them a chance to connect with a wider world and making a difference along the way. nbc's kerry sanders has her story. >> that's good. >> reporter: it's from hard work. >> i was about 6. >> reporter: the daughter of migrant farm workers, she traveled the harvest from florida to upstate, new york. invisible, she says, until a family wanted to use a rest room or eat. >> very, very few times we were allowed to even go inside of a restaurant and buy takeout food, because we were black. >> reporter: that didn't make her bitter. rather, determined. your dad finished what grade? >> about third grade. >> reporter: and your mom? >> fourth. >> reporter: and you? >> i went to college, got a master's degree. >> reporter: a degree, a 50-year career as a teacher and now at 76 years old, on her brilliant bus. >> doing a great job. >> reporter: her personal crusade to make sure those who are invisible, just like she was, are not. with $900,000, her pension and her entire life savings, she is has bank rolled a rolling wire classroom. >> th
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